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Resource ID: #21790
Subject: Immigrants
Source: National Public Radio
Date: Nov. 17, 18, 30; Dec. 9



This story explored the plight of immigrants detained in two New Jersey jails over the two year period from 2002-2004. An investigation into U.S. prison abuse abroad led to information on similar prison abuse in the U.S. Five former inmates of the Passaic County jail were interviewed and all of them detailed the same type of treatment at the hands of the guards including physical abuse and being threatened with attack dogs. As a result of this broadcast, the Department of Homeland Security immediately revised government policies and announced their own investigation into these claims of abuse.

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